August, 2019

Toni Morrison, Moby-Dick, and lots of late-summer reading

by Laurie Hertzel | Aug-12-2019

The first and biggest news of this past week was, of course, the passing of the great Toni Morrison, Nobel Prize winner, writer and mentor to so many. In...read »

Toni Morrison in 2015

by Carolyn Kellogg | Aug-06-2019

Toni Morrison was awarded the Sandrof Prize for lifetime achievement by the National Book Critics Circle in 2015, accepting the award at our annual book...read »

Critical Notes: Richard Russo, Pablo Medina, Science Fiction by Women, and More

by Mark Athitakis | Aug-05-2019

Elaine Szewczyk interviewed Sheila Weller about her forthcoming biography, Carrie Fisher: Life on the Edge, for Publishers Weekly. Joe Peschel reviewed...read »

The Craft of Criticism: An Interview with Kerri Arsenault

by Tara Cheesman | Aug-01-2019

In this Q&A series, The Craft of Criticism, NBCC members Tara Cheesman and Fran Bigman ask book critics and review editors for their thoughts about...read »

July, 2019

Elvis and more star-studded new book reviews and stories

by Carolyn Kellogg | Jul-29-2019

Book critic Michael Lindgren, who has been writing for the Washington Post and other venues for many years, is setting criticism aside to for an...read »

A Free Hand With History, and Whitehead’s ‘Great American Novel’

by David Varno | Jul-22-2019

A historical novel and a nonfiction narrative each put their own stamp on the past with mixed results, according to NBCC member critics. In a review of Clare...read »

Colson Whitehead’s stellar return and more books coverage

by Carolyn Kellogg | Jul-15-2019

At the Washington Post, Ron Charles reviews Colson Whitehead's new novel The Nickel Boys, writing that "it shreds our easy confidence in the triumph of...read »

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